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  • 1 month ago | Record Store Day

    Vinyl nerds rejoice, Record Store Day is upon us! This Saturday marks what is arguably the best day of the year for record collectors -- short of a yard sale with an awesome collection at a criminally low price -- giving us the opportunity to line...

  • 3 months ago | Concerts

    Seeing Cursive perform its seminal 2003 record, The Ugly Organ, in its entirety is a dream come true for most fans. The album arguably is the band's best work (with Domestica coming in a close second), and The Ugly Organ is the last record to feat...

  • 7 months ago | Concerts

    Jimmy Eat World's recent Arizona appearances have all been special, and Thursday night's was no exception. The band's sold-out show at Marquee Theatre was less intimate than last year's mini Arizona tour, The Rock Lottery, or Jim Adkins' solo Chri...

  • 8 months ago | Concerts

    Last night's Joyce Manor show was arguably the perfect format for a punk show. A couple hundred kids were jam-packed into Yucca Tap Room to sing along to the California punkers' sweaty, 40-minute set, which was just shy of 20 songs. The stage bant...

  • 8 months ago | Interviews

    Influential pop punk legends The Descendents paved the way for bands that hit it big, like Blink-182 and Green Day. Descendents may not be a sold-out-arena sort of band, but that's the band's appeal -- Descendents are for underdogs who are unlucky...

  • 8 months ago | Sports

    Roller derby isn't for the faint of heart. Ask any skater, and you're sure to be met with a string of stories about broken bones and hospital visits. What keeps the skaters going, in spite of the risks? Roller derby is a blast. Arizona Derby Dames...